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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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DISCRETIONARY GRANTS FOR HANDICAPPED—MEDIA
SERVICES AND CAPTIONED FILMS (CFDA No. 84.026)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part F, Sections 651-654*
P.U 91-230, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1451-1454). (Expires September 30, 1986)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year       Authorization       Appropriation

1980               $27,000,000         $19,000,000

1981                29,000,000                            17,000,000

1982                19,000,000                            11,520,000

1983                19,000,000                            12,000,000

1984                19,000,000                            14,000,000

Purpose;

o To contribute to the general welfare of deaf persons by (1) bringing to
such persons understanding and appreciation of those films which play
such an important part in the general and cultural advancement of
hearing persons» (2) providing through these films enriched educational
and cultural experiences, and (3) providing a wholesome and rewarding
experience which deaf persons may share together,

o To promote the educational advancement of handicapped persons by (1)
carrying on research in the use of educational media for the handi-
capped, (2) producing and distributing educational media for the use
of handicapped persons and others who work with them, and (3) training
persons in the use of educational media for the instruction of the
handicapped*

Eligibility: Public and private agencies, profit and nonprofit organiza-
tions, or groups may submit proposals and applications for projects.

Al 1 owable Activi t ies; Contracts and grants may be given to conduct research
into the use of educational media and technology for the handicapped. Con-
tracts and grants also provide training in the use of educational media
and technology for teachers, parents, and others who work with the handi-
capped. Contractors and grantees are further authorized to use funds to
acquire, produce, and distribute films and other media and media equipment.

II* RESPONSE TQ..GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objective for this program was
to fund three major program components: 1) captioning, 2) technology
demonstration and development, and 3) educational media and materials
centers as well as the National Theater for the Deaf, and Recordings for
the Blind* Inc* Section C Above